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The Barge on Brayford Pool damaged in fire

The floating Barge restaurant on Brayford Pool in Lincoln has been damaged in a fire overnight.

Firefighters were called to the blaze on Brayford Wharf North at 11.46pm on Monday, March 18.

Photo: Robert Deniszczyc
Photo: Robert Deniszczyc

A total of six pumps attended from Lincoln North, South, North Hykeham and Waddington.

Lincolnshire Fire and Rescue extinguished the fire using two hose reels, four breathing masks and Cobra equipment (high-pressured water system that cuts through materials and extinguishes fires).

Photo: Robert Deniszczyc
Photo: Robert Deniszczyc

The fire severely damaged a third of the upper decks and contents of the static boat used as a restaurant, with moderate smoke damage to the rest of the boat.

Fire investigators are looking to determine the cause of the fire.

Initial reports indicate no one was injured.

Photo: Robert Deniszczyc
Photo: Robert Deniszczyc
Photo: Robert Deniszczyc
Photo: Robert Deniszczyc

The morning after the fire, charred furniture was piled onto the pavement outside where the restaurant is permanently moored and the area was taped off.

Evidence of the damage was clear the morning after as charred furniture was heaped onto the pavement. Photo: Emily Norton
Evidence of the damage was clear the morning after as charred furniture was heaped onto the pavement. Photo: Emily Norton
Photo: Emily Norton
Photo: Emily Norton
Photo: Emily Norton
Photo: Emily Norton